"Iran had applied intense pressure to Hamas in an effort to persuade it not to leave Damascus, threatening even to cut off funds to the organization if it did so, Palestinian sources have told Haaretz.
The Iranian pressure also included an unprecedented ultimatum - namely, an explicit threat to stop supplying Hamas with arms and suspend the training of its military activists."Wait a minute! I thought Iran was a peaceful nation who never would hurt a fly! You know, never starting a war in a thousand years and all that! But now we hear that they are arming and funding a terrorists organization? Will wonders never cease?